Acne & Its Solutions
Understanding the skin:
There are sebaceous glands on the skin, these glands make the oil (sebum) that keeps the skin moist and smooth. Tiny pores on the skin allow the sebum to come up and spread onto the skin. Hairs also grow through these pores. During the teenage, you make much more sebum than when you were a child. This is due to the hormonal changes of adolescence which stimulate the sebaceous glands. As a rule, the oily your skin feels and the worse acne is likely to happen. Production of sebum differs from person to person.
Acne is a most common problem but usually treatable. You may take several months or years to get rid of it. Acne ought to be treated early to prevent scarring. Even if the spots are gone, you may need doing maintenance treatment for few years to keep the spots away.
There are more natural skin care products available now than ever, and there the long list of benefits beyond even great looking skin might come as a surprise to you. When you use natural products, you are not only benefitting your skin but you are also absorbing antioxidants, enhancing your skin’s UV radiations resistance and improving your immune system.
In India, many people suffer from some of the harshest environmental aggressors in the world.
These aggressors include:
2. UV Light
3. Excess Heat
In India, many types of research had been done on skin problem in order to find the cure for it. The majority of people in metro cities face skin problems and they preferred to visit the best skin specialist. You will find best skin specialist in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai are the major cities for the best skin treatment in India.
What is acne/pimple and who can get it?
Acne usually causes spots. Acne/pimple mostly happens to people aged between 12 and 25. Boys get more affected as compared to girls. Pimples usually affect the face, shoulders, back, neck and chest. The level can range from mild to severe. Almost 8 out of 10 teenagers experience some degree of acne. Mostly it is mild. However, around 3 out of 10 teenagers have acne so bad that they need to do treatment to prevent scarring. Untreated acne mostly lasts for 4-5 years before settling. In some cases, it can last for many years.
Levels of Acne/pimples:
Mild to a moderate level:
Some pores become blocked. It happens because of the skin at the top of the pores becomes thicker, combined with dead skin cells that are shed into the pores. You will notice the plugs that block the top of the pores as tiny spots known as blackheads and whiteheads.
Note: The blackheads are due to skin pigment and it is not as dirty as some people think. In many cases, pimples do not progress beyond this first level.
Moderate to severe level:
Trapped sebum is best for the germs (bacterium) called Propionibacterium. A small quantity of this bacteria normally lives on the skin but they don’t harm. However, if a large quantity develops in the trapped sebum, the immune system may get affected. If inflammation develops, it will make the surrounding skin to become red and the spots will become larger and will be filled with pus (pustules). In some cases, the pustules become even bigger and turn into small nodules and cysts.
Each affected spot will heal eventually. In few cases, the portion of skin that was affected remains discolored for few months after the inflammation has gone. This is mostly noticeable in dark-skinned people. A small pitted scar is usually left on the skin where there was an acne spot. These small scars mostly do not fade fully.
Rare causes of acne:
The information above is the cause in almost all cases of acne. Very rarely, certain diseases in girls and women may give rise to acne. These conditions give rise to other symptoms in addition to acne, such as thinning of scalp hair or hair fall, excess growth of facial or body hair (hirsutism) and some other problems. Another reason of acne is exposure to pollution that occurs in some workplaces (halogenated hydrocarbons).
Some myths and wrong beliefs about acne:
• Poor hygiene doesn’t cause acne.
• Stress is not a reason for acne.
• Acne is a very serious infection. The cause is a change in hormones, sebum, overgrowth of harmless germs (bacteria), etc.
• It is not a contagious disease.
• Drinking lots of water is not a solution for acne.
• There is no proof to say that sunbathing will help to cure acne.
• Some people think that acne cannot be cured by medical treatment. It’s not true. Treatments mostly work well if done on time.
Remedies for people with acne:
• Do not wash your face more than normal. Thrice a day is enough for most people. Mild soap and lukewarm water are best for washing. Too much hot or too much cold water may worsen acne. Do not scrub hard on acne-affected portion. Do not use strong soaps, cleansing creams, astringents etc. Use a soft cotton cloth to wipe your face. Excess washing and scrubbing can increase inflammation and can make acne worse.
• Antiseptic or antioxidant creams may be beneficial.
• Few acne treatments described below may end up in the drying of the skin.
What are the remedies and options for acne?
The aim of treatment is to get rid of spots as much as possible and get prevented from scarring. There are many types of treatments that work in differently. A doctor or skin specialist will recommend and the treatment they recommend will mostly depend on the level and condition of your acne. Treatments can be those that you apply to the skin directly or consume tablets and medicines.
A simple and cheap way is to have lots of water. In a day at least 5 liters of water should be consumed even though you are not thirsty. Avoiding oily food or junk food is also a good way to avoid acne. Green tea is recommended by many doctors as it helps to increase your metabolism and it also has antioxidants which protect from acne.
Having fruits in your breakfast will not only help you in getting rid of acne but also help to make your skin glow.
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